Lloyd E. Wright died Jan. 21, 2013, in Grand Junction. He was 85.
He was born in Maple, Wis., on Oct. 11, 1927, to Emil and Adeline Wright.
Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean War. After his service he went to Hobart Welding School then opened his own shop in Stewart, Minn. Several years later he worked in maintenance at a glass plant then Link Belt Supply Co. in the Minneapolis area. He moved to Billings, Mont., where he worked in maintenance for a bakery. In Lewistown, Mont., he worked with the U.S. Air Force 694th Air Defense Squadron. To take a job with the Army Corps of Engineers he moved to Dutch John, Utah. He eventually transferred to the dams at Dalles, Ore., Springfield, Ore., and Central Point, Ore., from which he retired. He moved to Montrose in the late 1980s.
While in Lewiston he married Jane Busha. She preceded him in death. On Oct. 12, 1996, he married Loret Babcox.
He is survived by his wife, Loret Wright; a brother, Val (Betsy) Wright of Darwin, Minn.; sons, David (Deb Fink) Wright of Kettle River, Minn., Craig (Jody Carlson) Wright of Stacey, Minn.; daughter, Barbara (Mac) McNeely of Danberry, Wis.; four stepsons, Cole (Mary) Busha of Greeley, Joe (Toni) Busha of Vernal, Utah, Tom (Donna) Babcox of Jacksonville, Fla., Rev. Robert (Nancy) Babcox of Grand Junction; and one stepdaughter, Kathleen (Michael) McGinnis of Phoenix, Ariz.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his previous wife, Jane Busha; a brother, Gailard Wright; and two stepsons, Scot and Dean Busha.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 30 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Delta. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. May 1 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 9221 in Cedaredge.
Arrangements are being handled by Martin Mortuary.blog comments powered by Disqus